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Higher ed trade group presidents make more than many college presidentsOpen in a New Window

Heads of higher education associations often make more than the presidents of the colleges they represent.

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Composition instructors report uptick in intentional use of single-quotation marksOpen in a New Window

Love it or hate it, composition professors report seeing an uptick in students' intentional use of single quotation marks outside their traditional context. 

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To try to clean up image, West Virginia U. expels three students after riotsOpen in a New Window

West Virginia U. expels three students after riots Saturday -- part of President Gordon Gee's attempts to clean up the campus's image. But some worry due process may be lost in the effort.

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Higher ed groups caution court decision could discourage study abroadOpen in a New Window

Several higher education organizations say a court decision in a negligence case stemming from a prep school study abroad case places too heavy a burden on schools and colleges to account for risks.

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Colleges start new degree programsOpen in a New Window

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Report finds that academic fraud at U. of North Carolina lasted nearly 20 yearsOpen in a New Window

More than 3,100 students participated in no-show courses at UNC Chapel Hill, and nearly half of them were athletes.

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U.S. eases requirements for Parent PLUS loansOpen in a New Window

Parents and students with damaged credit histories will have an easier time getting the loans under new regulations. Education Department will publish institution-level PLUS loan default rates. 

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Wake Forest to drop traditional MBA programOpen in a New Window

Wake Forest will eliminate its full-time program to focus on growing market of those who want to earn degree while still working full-time.

 

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Wake Forest business school

 

Harvard U. president draws criticism from postal workers unionOpen in a New Window

First Harvard chief to serve on corporate board faces criticism for decisions of the company.

 

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Times Higher Education analysis of impact of austerity on European universitiesOpen in a New Window

A Times Higher Education round-up on budgets and enrollments.

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